As I clean and organize for my clients, I often see the zones that they have. The most important thing is to work in zones and have items at the point of first or last use. It’s also important to locate items based on frequency of use.
Everything used to do a set of tasks should be grouped together. Every home is different, so some will have few zones and others will have many.
Some examples of zones many people have are:
Food storage: pantry and refrigerator
Food prep: knives, cutting boards, strainer usually close to the sink
Wrapping and packing: Tupperware, cling wrap, lunch bags, ziplocs
Baking: Measuring tools, pans, cooking thermometer, rolling pin
Clean up: Cleaning supplies and tools
There are many other options, but I think you get the picture. Work smarter…not harder!